What to do after learned scales positions?



Asked by: Bhim Truett

What should I learn after Pentatonics?





I’d say next would be to learn the full diatonic major and minor scales and see how they relate to the pentatonic. It basically just adds two more notes to the scale. For example, the A minor pentatonic you were playing is A C D E G and if you add in the B and F so it’s A B C D E F G you get the full A minor scale.

What order should I learn my scales?

Start with C major. It has no flats or sharps and only uses white keys, making it easier to play and read music. Then you can learn the other major scales starting from white notes in order of sharps, G D, A, E, B, then F. After that, black key major scales in order of flats, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb.

How many scales should I practice a day?

Go through them all and work out which ones you can pretty much do already and which need learning, then try and sort out 3 or 4 per day. Once you know all the notes (not necessarily can play them all perfectly at speed), just play through them all before starting playing.

What’s the point of learning scales?

Technically, practicing scales improves the synchronization between your hands and picking accuracy. It helps you develop fingers’ strength and dexterity. And that’s just the start! Later on in your guitar journey, knowing scales will help you create more melodic solos, improvise, and jam with friends.

How long does it take to learn guitar scales?





After 1-2 years or 180 – 360 hours of regular practicing, you will become increasingly comfortable will playing and learning new songs. At this stage, you will be able to play many popular songs and will learn / practice more advanced techniques such as playing barre chords, learning major & minor scales, and soloing.

Is pentatonic scale enough?

The Pentatonic scale is used in countless songs and can produce some amazing results when used properly. While the Pentatonic scale is great and worth learning, some guitarists hit a point where they feel like they’re in a rut with the Pentatonic scale.

Should I learn the major scale or pentatonic scale?

Well the most common scale to learn first is the Minor Pentatonic Scale. That’s the one that I recommend that you start with and it is included in my beginners course. Once you have that one down (and can use it) then you should explore the Major Scale.

How do you move between pentatonic scales?

Position we're going to start on the fifth fret of the second string. We're gonna slide to eight and then we're going to hit this note the first string fifth fret.

Do professional musicians practice scales?

I’m told that my great-grandmother, a professional pianist, practiced her scales for some hours each day. I don’t think that you’re “ever done,” unless you’ve decided to quit playing. As with any sort of athlete, you have to practice to keep your skills sharp, and scales are one of the best exercises to do.



How do I get faster at scales?

We can make the position shifts much faster by simply applying a couple of position slides. On the fifth string. And on the third string.

Do professional pianists practice scales?

Some concert pianists no longer practice scales regularly because they no longer need to, but all professional classical pianists have paid their dues in the form of many, many hours of scale practice.

Why do musicians learn scales?

Being able to move through different scales with little effort makes it much easier to pick up musical material in any key and play it. Understanding the idea of keys and how they are built makes it easier to transpose music, and allows an artist a sense of useful structure when trying to compose music.



What do you do with scales?

And then play a third away or skip a note in this scale shape. So. And then play the second note of the scale. And play a note that's a third way.

What is the importance of mastering the major scales?

By knowing which notes are in different major scales, we know which notes are in different keys. Using your knowledge of intervals and the fretboard, you can theoretically figure out the notes of any scale, provided that you know the interval sequence that makes up that scale.

Are scales important in piano?

Scales help students develop a strong sense of rhythm, articulation and speed, which are all important for playing the piano.

How do you master scale?

So we're gonna go one two three and then I go down to the start on the second step of the scale. And do three notes from that two three four and go up from there so if I did that.



How do you master a major scale?

This is a great starting point this is the major scale with the root on the e. String. If you have a good grasp of this there's five shapes of the scale to memorize.

What are the 5 major scales?

The five C-A-G-E-D scale shapes (C shape, A shape, G shape, E shape and D shape) surround the entire fretboard. The “shapes” are sometimes also referred to as “positions”.

How do you practice major scales?

So if we take the C major scale. And then start to stack there. So if you do that from the from the root from C then 1/3 diatonic third up from C. Easy diatonic third up from yes.